RichTheVillan (7675) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from B&M Bargains; mahogany brown pour with velvety beige head, sweet stewed fruit aroma, quite sweet fruity taste, malts, a hint of grass, caramel, bitter finish, ABV present. Not bad.
Hermod (7579) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle on Silja Serenade. Poured dark amber color with a thin white head. Low carbonation. Aroma is toffee and fruits. Flavor is roasted caramel malt and dried fruits. Finish is sweet, slightly bitter.
tiong (7139) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
170ml bottle @ vPBF
1977 vintage! -
Pours murky dark brown with a small foamy head.
Aroma of slightly sweetish malts, caramel, berries.
Taste is smooth and malty with some mild hints of sweetness, caramel, syrup and raisins.
Finish is smooth and sweetish with some malty notes. Okay, quite well aged beer.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate:
Sweet wine like aroma. Wonderful mahogany appearance with a reasonably well behaved head. Sweet sugary flavour that is not particularly balanced or refined. Alcohol is all too apparent. Strange full yet thin palate that ends up on the thin side. Sweet and cloying finish. Not too impressive.
BlackHaddock (7106) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown bottle, 500ml, best before mid Dec 2007, drank 1st Feb 2007.
Poured into two Corsendonk glasses, more for me, less for the wife.
Ruby Red, almost port like in colour, but not as thick. Good tanned head, left for the rim of the glass fairly swiftly though.
Plum or Christmas pudding in aroma, sweetness also comes through in waves.
The taste is a bit too sweet for me, the Christmas fruits from the aroma come along, which only adds to the rich almost sickly flavour.
Burnt caramel, and the Christmas feel give the sweetness to much leeway and the resultant mouthfeel is also too sweet for my liking.
7.6%, too sweet, but a half before bed, would not be a problem.
caesar (7047) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear deep redbrown color, short off-white head. Aroma is malty, bit alcholic, sugar. Sweet malty taste. Bit sticky palate.
McTapps (6830) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark ruby colour with low head and medium body. Nose of malt and smoked nuts. Taste of strong pure malt, torf, vanilla, woods, leaves, nuts, roast and licorice. Due to its high alcohol content and its heavy maltness it is not that easy to drink. Maybe itís not even THAT nice, but at least it is special.
KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beatiful dark ruby beer, lots of malt, fruitiness, quite sweet, and I would have preferred more bitterness to balance this. But itís not bad at all.
MichaelAwesome (6517) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a bad one but in the end it like a malt syrup with lots of sweetness, sugar and a decent end. Drinkable, warm but I would consider it a bit too thick.
mike_77 (6427) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby brown colour. Aroma has some dried fruit and a touch of liquorice. Flavour has strong dark malts and sweet dried fruits. Quite rich and syrupy with light carbonation.